John Key Biography
(38th Prime Minister of New Zealand (2008 - 2016))
Birthday: August 9, 1961 (Leo)
Born In: Auckland, New Zealand
John Phillip Key is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand who assumed office in 2008. He is also the Leader of the New Zealand National Party, a position he had held since November 2006. He first became the prime minister in 2008 when the world economy was reeling under the global recession, and immediately implemented reforms to stabilize the economy of New Zealand. Another major financial crisis followed after a massive earthquake struck Christchurch, the nation's second largest city, in 2011 significantly affecting the national economy. Again he proved to be a great national leader and steered his country through the difficult economic situations. His stellar leadership qualities made him a much respected politician and he was re-elected for a second term as the prime minister. Becoming the prime minister was a dream long held by John Key who began his career as an auditor. Later on he became a foreign exchange dealer and eventually established himself as a successful investment banker. He entered politics by becoming a member of the New Zealand Parliament, and from there he quickly rose through the ranks and was elected leader of the National Party in 2006. A very popular politician by now, he was elected to become the Prime Minister of New Zealand a couple of years later.